Tony and Kate were high school sweethearts who went off to college together and accidentally got pregnant. They married, thinking their love would make everything work out, but Kate was very driven and focused on law school, while Tony tended bar at night and raised their son Ethan during the day. They realized they wanted different things in life, Kate a big law firm job in Denver, Tony the small town upbringing for Ethan in Valentine Valley. She’s driven and he’s laid-back; she lives for the future, he lives in the present. They divorced and had joint custody. Now Kate is returning to Valentine Valley in disgrace, on a two-month sabbatical, uncertain of her big-city law career, and Tony has a wall around his heart, not wanting to be hurt again. When she’s at wit’s end, he offers her a temporary job at his tavern as a waitress, and soon she’s planning a local band festival for his parking lot, because she’s always been way too ambitious. Through it all, they deal with their son NOT wanting them to get back together, the widows matchmaking (and one of the widows seeing Tony’s dad!), and their feelings of mistrust in each other, and fear that they’ll fail once again if they try to get back together, that they really do want different things out of life.